In addition to the vintage sheet I found at the thrift store for my last project, I found this one ... Same pattern in a different color scheme. Different day, same store. (What are the chances?)
This is the exact same kind of sheet that my grandmother always kept on her guest bed. The sheets we used when we were there.
I made 4-patch kaleidoscopes ("stacked posies") for the quilt top. I love the look of quilt-y kaleidoscopes!
I had another white sheet which became the alternate squares.
Since my grandmother had these exact sheets, it was such fun to work with something so familiar and cheery.
For the back, I used another piece of sheet, with some of the oxford squares I've been working on.
I love all the cheery, light, summery colors!
I quilted it with my favorite kind of free-motion "doodling" all over.
I'm fascinated by the styles and techniques of quilting that can be done with a regular sewing machine. My skills at free-motion quilting are pretty basic, but I'm impressed by the kinds of ideas that I find online, especially The Free Motion Project and Crazy Mom Quilts.
I made this little quilt for my mom for Mother's Day (one reason why I only put sneak peeks on the blog beforehand.)
I figured she'd recognize the sheets that matched her mom's sheets, and she did.
The little oxford squares gave a little interest to the back, in (mostly) matching colors. (I included purple squares, to round out the color "rainbow", even though there's no other purple in the quilt.)
The quilt is square, fifty-something inches, a nice summery throw-sized quilt, and I had a lot of fun working on it.
Since this is a finished project, I'll be linking this post to this week's Finish It Up Friday at Crazy Mom Quilts, and I'm looking forward to seeing what other quilters have been finishing there.